IT Project Manager

Cambridge, UK
12 Sep 2019
25 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description - IT Project Manager (CAM-18693)Job Description IT Project Manager - (CAM-18693)Description About the Role

We're looking for an exceptional Senior Project
Manager to drive the technology driven change agenda during a journey of
multi-year investment in our IT systems.

The Senior Project Manager will support the IT
Business Partner and business leaders and will be accountable for the delivery
of varied and complex projects.

key part of this role is to work closely with Abcam stakeholders, Business
Analysts and Architects as well as other IT and 3rd party
teams to drive forward projects to successful conclusions.

Furthermore, as a Senior Project Manager, duties
such as project resource management, project administration and budget/cost
management are also required.

About the Team

Within IT we follow both a Waterfall and Agile
methodology, Test-Driven Development and Continuous Integration.

The Senior Project Manager will be a part of the
Business Systems Team whose focus is the demand management, shaping and
delivery of all projects that require IT enabled change.

The Business Systems Team comprise a diverse set of
skills, knowledge and experience including Business Partnering, Business
Analysis and Project, Programme and Portfolio Management, together with Test Management. All of which help support the business areas
and the IT function in delivering the technology roadmap and value-added
services to Abcam.

Roles & Responsibilities:

delivery of projects to time, cost and qualityScope
definition and managementCreation
and management of project plans (primarily in MSP)Risk,
issue and dependency managementManage
blockers, resolve conflicts and support the Product Owners and StakeholdersGovernance
& Reporting (project, programme & portfolio - as appropriate)Project
resource & cost planning, escalating issues where appropriate Management
of the supplier selection process (with procurement - if applicable within
the scope of the project)Management
of 3rd Party suppliers and internal delivery teams within the project
the Business Analyst(s) in their project tasksChange
management, ensuring any changes to scope are assessed for impact and
follow a clear and documented approvals process Liaise
with Finance to ensure accurate budget management and forecastingSupport
the continuous improvement of the project management framework and
expertise and mentoring in project management to the team and wider

About You

You will have worked with multiple project
disciplines and methodologies, and within a business with both a web
application development and SaaS software implementation focus.

You will have more than 5 years experience as a Senior
Project Manager and hold a recognised Project Management certification such as
PRINCE2/PMP (or have attended a formalised Project Management course) and will
have advanced Microsoft Project Skills.

We have multiple PM vacancies and have roles across
Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Customer Experience, IT Infrastructure and InfoSec. Experience in one or more of these areas is
essential. If your experience is in CX
then experience in the Retail sector is highly desirable.Experience within the Life Sciences industry would
be ideal but is not essential.

You will be experienced in the full project
management lifecycle, including shaping the project brief. You will also have managed 3rd
parties and, ideally, have experience of supporting supplier selection.

Risk and dependency management will be a strength,
together with excellent stakeholder management across SMEs through to Board

You will excel at leading group discussions,
governance forums and workshops. You
will be comfortable escalating where appropriate and be confident to influence
and engage stakeholders to reach common goals.Prioritisation and time management must be a strong
point, as must multi-tasking, as you could be working on multiple projects

You'll be joining a fast-paced environment and must
be comfortable with hitting the ground running.

this sounds like you and you'd like to be a part of a fast paced, growing
business with the vision
to become the most influential company and best-loved brand in life sciences
please apply now!

About Us

Ever since 1998, when our founder, Jonathan Milner,
started selling antibodies from the back of his bike, Abcam has aimed to help
scientific researchers make breakthroughs faster. We now have offices and
labs in the UK, the US, China and Japan, and as we continue to grow, we remain
ambitious, driven by our customers' success and their research needs.

It's our goal to provide a world-standard in
protein research tools, technical support and delivery. When you join Abcam,
you'll join a global business with the passion and the vision to become the
most influential company, and, best-loved brand in life sciences.

Our culture is our key differentiator. We believe
in empowering individuals, with responsibility given at an early stage. The
working environment is fun and fast-paced, collaborative and outcome focused,
with a strong customer focus. In addition to competitive salaries, we can offer
an attractive flexible benefits package which includes share options, a culture
focussed on wellbeing and opportunities for growth and development.

You will be joining Abcam at an exciting time of
growth and innovation!

Primary Location: GB-GB-CambridgeJob: ITOrganization: UKSchedule: Regular StandardJob Type: Full-timeTravel: NoJob Posting: Jul 12, 2019, 8:54:23 AM

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